[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Assistant - Soil Microbial Dynamics Rothamsted Research-North Wyke

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Jun 25 10:39:27 MDT 2013

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From: Jennifer Dungait (RRes-NW) <jennifer.dungait at rothamsted.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Dear Colleagues

Please find below details of a Research Assistant post for one year at
Rothamsted Research-North Wyke, situated in beautiful Devon, UK.

I would be most grateful if you could circulate the details to
potential candidates.



Dr Jennifer Dungait

Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems Department

Rothamsted Research-North Wyke



EX20 2SB

Tel: 01837 883534

Mobile: 07920 576988

Email: Jennifer.dungait at rothamsted.ac.uk


Rothamsted Research, the UK’s oldest and largest agricultural research
centre, is seeking a Research Assistant to investigate soil microbial
dynamics as part of the Department of Sustainable Soils and Grassland
Systems based at North Wyke in Devon.

The post is responsible for performing the extraction of soil and
plant material for analysis. Main duties will include preparation and
weighing of sample materials for stable isotope analysis, and working
from documented methods to perform detailed extraction procedures to
isolate specific organic compounds relevant to the microbial biomass
in soils (PLFA, ergosterol, n-alkanes) for analysis using gas

Applicants are expected to provide cover in other areas of the
facility and may be required to operate and maintain analytical
instrumentation. Applicants should have relevant laboratory experience
and ideally an HNC/BSc in Analytical Chemistry. Team working,
organisation skills and the ability to work under pressure are

This full time one year post will be at Band C which has a starting
salary normally within the range of £22,230 to £25,038 per annum,
depending on experience.

Apply by application form only, available with further particulars
from www.rothamsted.ac.uk or from the HR Group, Rothamsted Research,
Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, rres.hr at rothamsted.ac.uk.  Please quote
reference 1259.

Closing date: 10 July 2013

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